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New Findings Show Dopamine’s Complex Role in Schizophrenia

Joseph Sparks

5th January 2017

If you’re studying the Year 2 Topic Schizophrenia, you will have encountered the Dopamine Hypothesis. A recent article in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry reviews seven articles examining schizophrenia.

The article describes new insights into the disorder and outlines the growing complexity of the neurotransmitter’s action. However, despite the complexity surrounding the action of dopamine, these new insights also provide hope for the patients with schizophrenia.

To read the full article, click here.

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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